29 November, 2016

Our first guest tonight was Martin Spedding, production manager for the English Pantomime Group's Dick Whittington. It's the classic Panto story of Boy meets Cat, meets girl, meets rats and becomes Lord Mayor, told in a panto style. This version stars the incomparable Frankie Binatra and his Rat Pack as the villains.


22 November, 2016

Our "Queen of Green" Carrie Aikman is launching a new series on sustainable living - everything you always wanted to know about being planet-friendly. In this segment, Carrie gives tips on where to shop for organic food and how to avoid all the plastic wrapping that seems to come with every single vegetable. She talks about which markets to go to, where to find organic farms, and what Al Natura is.


15 November, 2016

Our cinema guru Rob Stuart was in the studio this week to talk about Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen; Inferno with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones; and Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake. We also chatted about Girl on a Train with Emily Blunt, and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.


8 November, 2016

Journalist and author Clare O'Dea told us about her new book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, which promises to change the way the world thinks about modern Switzerland.


1 November, 2016

We had Semi-Circle president Sue Newstead and director Stephanie Feddern in the studio to tell us about the theatre group's latest production: two one-act plays to give you the full range from tragedy to comedy, and everything in between, with Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" and James Saunders' "Alas, poor Fred&q


25 October, 2016

Our food expert Sue Style came into the studio to talk about Mexican cuisine! Sue lived in Mexico for seven years, wrote The Mexican Cookbook years and years ago (out of print, copies available on the internet), and gives workshops on Mexican (as well as other) cuisines.


18 October, 2016

Simon Hardy, founder and qualified wine expert at Fitting Wines, shines the spotlight on one of the up and coming wine regions of the world, namely England, where winemakers are rapidly building a great reputation for producing quality sparkling wines.


11 October, 2016

Our Health Matters expert Dr. Michelle Wright from the correspondents at the BlueBox team gives a reminder to all women about having their cervical smear tests. She talks about why they are important, what may happen if results are abnormal and if a smear test is still needed after the cervical cancer vaccine.


4 October, 2016

As the days get shorter and the evenings cooler, the autumn stars of the garden begin to shine. Sedums, or stonecrops, are one of the favorite autumn flowering plants of Hester Macdonald, contributing correspondent of the BlueBox team, garden designer and founder of the Swiss Gardening School.


27 September, 2016

Singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Peter Mayer came into the studio to tell us about his current activities.